Fostering Collaboration by Location-based Crowdsourcing

Christine Bauer, Andreas Mladenow, Christine Strauss

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Crowdsourcing is a recently developed method that relies on various alternatives of collaboration to solve problems efficiently. Crowdsourcing is a recent development to solve a variety of problems efficiently, and which implies various alternatives of collaboration. However, as novel technologies are able to exploit location-sensing capabilities of mobile devices, location-based crowdsourcing (LBCS) developed as a new concept. This paper suggests a typology for LBCS as a means for fostering collaboration with the crowd through three types of LBCS: confirmation-based, digital good-based, and physical-based. Each type is underpinned with exemplary applications. Furthermore, opportunities and challenges are analysed; and future trends in LBCS are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization & Engineering (CDVE 2014)
Editors Springer
Place of PublicationSeattle, WA
PublisherSpringer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Pages88 - 95
ISBN (Print)78-3-319-10830-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 102015 Information systems
  • 102013 Human-computer interaction
  • 502050 Business informatics
  • 508

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